My divorce was final 3 mo ago and now my spouse wants to amend the divorce decree to get more money. I have no money to give my spouse and now have been served with contempt of court. What do I do?
2 Answers from Attorneys
If you cant keep up with the order then you have to petition the court to lower the amount.
The terms of the final judgment of divorce are controlling. She cannot amend to get more money unless she shows a substantial material change in circumstances since the issuance of the Order and Judgment. Simply wanting more money is not enough.
Contempt means that you are not in compliance. You must follow the terms of the Judgment. If you are unable to pay the current amount, meet with an attorney to see if your circumstances and the facts of the case will support a modification of the amount.